|Author:||Nola||Published:||almost 3 years ago.|
|Tags:||autobiography, memoir, quest, themes, letters, framework, true stories, life stories||Category:||Writing tips|
Since winning that Olympic gold medal in origami, fans have been begging you to write your life story. How will you go about it? Will it be an autobiography in which you give a chronological account up to a particular point or will it be a memoir in which you focus on a certain period or event and then reflect on your experiences? (See Annette Gendler’s article for differences between autobiography and memoir).
Choosing the right structure or framework for your life story is important because it determines the type of material you gather and how you put it together. Here are some alternatives to consider.
Can you think of any others? Which of these would best suit your story? What autobiographies or memoirs have had an impact on you and why? I’d be interested in your thoughts.